"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Friday, April 18, 2008

Edwar up, Albaladejo most likely down

Edwar Ramirez is with the team in Baltimore this afternoon, leading many to believe that Jonathan Albaladejo will be optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Albaladejo threw 48 pitches in last night's 7-5 loss to the Boston Red Sox, so the Yankees want a fresh arm in the bullpen with Phil Hughes going tonight.

Albaladejo was called up when Joba Chamberlain went on the bereavement list. In 5 2-3 innings pitched this season, he has given up two earned runs and has struck out seven batters. The two runs were scored last night in his three-inning outing.

Ramirez struggled last season with the big club. He had 14 walks in 21 innings, but also struck out 31 batters. He also gave up six home runs, leading to an ERA of 8.14. His changeup is a terrific pitch, but his fastball is mediocre.

In Scranton, Ramirez has struck out 11 and walked only one in seven innings. He has also allowed two hits and no runs.


Andrew Vazzano said...

The poor mans Duaner Sanchez.

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